Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lessons from Lolly-Making

My Mum and I had a lolly-making working bee at our house today. It's the church's Spring Fair next Saturday. Together we made 5 trays of French Jellies, 1 of triple layer Marshmallow, and I made chocolate fudge after Mum left.

This was a pretty good day's work, lots of standing over pots and stirring involved (and one panicked call to my Grandmother seeking explanation of a weird thing that was happening).

The lessons for today involve:
  1. The stove heats up the mixture best if it is turned on at the wall;
  2. Avoid dropping the lid off the colour bottle into the jelly mixture;
  3. It is easier to have two people working in a kitchen if one of them is NOT doing Zumba moves;
  4. Marshmallow cut into dainty squares in the container will grow into mammoth squares once rolled in coconut;
  5. If in doubt whether the chocolate fudge is up to standard, don't tell your husband that he'll have to eat it if it isn't before he's pronounced sentence.
How much chocolate fudge is going to make it to the Spring Fair?


Givinya De Elba said...

Sounds like fun! You gave me the recipe for jellies once but I never tried them. I'd like to think it was because I was too busy eating celery.

Jodie said...

Sounds like fun!

Emily Sue said...

Chocolate fudge is the only thing there I recognise. I mean, I know what marshmallows and jelly are, but I presume you don't mean the things you buy in a packet?

Crazy Sister said...

So.... who was doing the Zumba moves?

Swift Jan said...

Oh yum!! My mouth is watering at the thought of chocolate fudge! YUM!

Lightening said...

Sounds like lots of fun. Are you going to post the recipes? I hope so! :-D

Anonymous said...

That's something I have never tried doing. You'll have to post some of the recipes!